I have this mental block when it comes to sharing the mundane details of my life in public on the internet. The mental block has nothing to do with privacy. Rather, I don’t think anyone should care that I worked out, what I had for lunch, or that I’m having a good hair day. And I feel a little narcissistic even going through the motions of posting about the mundane.
This is why I’ve never gotten into social media. And it’s also why I struggle to blog consistently; or, at least, it’s part of the reason why I struggle to blog consistently. It would be a lie to say this is the only reason why I’ve struggled to blog consistently, but it’s certainly part of the problem.
I’m looking that mental block square in the face today. I don’t want to blog today because my brain is whispering “God, the arrogance it takes to think someone should read about your workout. Unfathomable. Who do you think you are exactly?”
I’m going to blog anyway. I’m going to post about my workout. I’m going to share the mundane. But why?
Despite not having much of consequence to say, I’m going to blog today because I recognize that going through these motions is good for me for several reasons:
- It may connect me with someone else.
- It will force me to stop and form coherent thoughts.
- It will sharpen my writing skills.
Any one of these reasons is justification enough to blow past the mental barrier and tell you about my stupid workout. Just know that if you don’t care about my workout and think I might be an ass for even posting about it, I actually agree with you.
I did three sets of four different push exercises today:
- Three sets of standard pushups with feet elevated about 2′ off the ground. Each set was nice and slow and consisted of 8-10 reps.
- Three sets of close-grip pushups with hands elevated about 2′ off the ground. Each set was nice and slow and consisted of 6-8 reps.
- Three sets of Chinese pushups (effectively close-grip military press). The first two sets were completed with my hands elevated about 2′ off the ground and consisted of 10-12 reps each. The last set was completed with my hands on the ground and consisted of 8 reps.
- Three sets of dips. Each set consisted of 8-10 reps.
- After a long rest (~30 minutes) one last set of standard pushups to see how many I could do on tired arms. 34 continuous reps.
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4 thoughts on “Day 11: Musings on Self-Disclosure and a Workout Log”
This is me at the start of every. blog. post.
Yup, same here… Jon, you are NOT alone on this.
Good to know. I’m still not going to start posting on FB or Twitter though 😉
Ha! That’s funny. YOUR recent posts where you toss in a few paragraphs of your thoughts prior to your log entry were actually my inspiration today. So keep it up! 😉